Jun 25 2012
Tomorrow is surgery day. I’ve changed sheets, got freshly laundered clothes & towels & am headed to do my first scrub down with Scrub Stat. Went to pre-admit on Friday & they told me to make sure everything was freshly laundered & they gave me the Scrub stuff saying it wasn’t wonderful. Tomorrow morning before heading to the hospital, I do it again & make sure to not use lotions or deodorant. Freshly laundered clothes they say. My husband took 3 days off to play nursemaid. What a champ! I’m looking forward to the surgery because I know that will mean I’m on the road to recovery.
It’s really the pits though. I looked out at my garden today. My potatoes are getting tall, my tomatoes are looking good, my bean plants are coming in nicely, my green peppers are less than wonderful & my watermelon are showing they may take over. Didn’t even check my pumpkins. My parsley has bolted & I’m ready to chop it down— if I were 2 legged. My garlic looks like someone trampled on them. hmmm…. Guess that’s the last good look I’ll get of that garden as I’ll be back to 4-legged status after tomorrow. Well, I guess 3 legged since it’s non-weight bearing for at least the first month. We have such a short growing time here in Colorado. I hate I’ll be inactive most of it! My garden will be at the mercy of my sons- neither one probably knows bind weed from my plants!
Having been thru this ATR once before does bring a different perspective in that I know what to expect. Not the same doctor, but the same procedure & expecting roughly the same recovery & PT. A long road to go from the night before perspective. Let’s just get this over with so I can start to get mobile again! I’ve cheated, I know, I’m not supposed to be walking on it even with the boot. But that’s because I know what a pain being 3 legged is going to be!
Nothing else to eat or drink. Guess I’d better get my drink in now! It’s been hot today- over 105°. Need my water now, take my scrub down & go to bed.
I know when I come out of the anesthesia tomorrow, I won’t know what’s going on. I expect it’ll be like last time. I come out slow & am loopy. Thank goodness my 16 year old is planning to cook! He’s going to get a lot of practice while I’m non-weight bearing.
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